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Table 3 Frequency of different diseases in patients with dysfunctional uterine bleeding

From: The utilization of traditional Chinese medicine in patients with dysfunctional uterine bleeding in Taiwan: a nationwide population-based study

Disease (ICD-9-CM) Non-TCM seekers TCM seekers p value*
Frequency % Frequency %
DUB related
 Anemia (280.9, 281.8, 285.9) 799 16.72 9583 23.06 <.0001
 Menopausal syndrome (627) 746 15.61 9071 21.83 <.0001
 Female infertility (628) 311 6.51 5807 13.97 <.0001
 Complications of pregnancy, child birth and the puerperium (630–676) 1761 36.85 18,785 45.20 <.0001
DUB unrelated
 Vertigo, dizziness, Meniere’s Syndrome (386, 780.4, 780.7) 1813 37.94 25,138 60.49 <.0001
 Depression, insomnia, sleep disorders (300, 311, 307.4, 780.5) 1449 30.32 25,976 62.51 <.0001
 Migraine and headache (346, 784.0) 1753 36.68 27,494 66.16 <.0001
 Upper respiratory tract infection (460–465, 784.1) 4475 93.64 41,111 98.92 <.0001
 Digestive disorders (536, 564, 787.7) 2557 53.50 33,740 81.19 <.0001
  1. *Chi-square test
  2. Abbreviation: TCM traditional Chinese medicine, DUB dysfunctional uterine bleeding